Episode 11 - Leveraging Easter

March 29, 2017

Russ and Nathan sit down and discuss the importance of Easter as well as how you can leverage Easter to invite your friends and family to church. 

Seven Ways to Leverage Easter:

1. Pray for people by name

2. Invite people to eat before or after church

3. Pick them up, ride together to church

4. Give all the details about the service

5. Have compassion about their insecurities

6. Use Social Media

7. If all else fails...just ask!


*List originally found at http://brentwoodbaptist.com/articles/7-ways-to-invite-people-to-easter-sunday/


Episode 10 - When Life Hurts

March 22, 2017

Russ and Nathan recap the current series and talk about the importance of processing pain correctly. In this episode, Russ and Nathan break down the need for getting help from other people to assist you in processing pain. If you are going to be all that God has called you to be you need to be as healthy as possible. 

Join Russ and Nathan as they share what to do when life hurts. 


Episode 9 - Why is Community Ministry Important? Part 2 (Guest - Mike Linch)

March 15, 2017

Russ and Nathan continue to talk about the importance of community ministry with special guest Mike Linch. Mike was gracious enough to speak at an event a few weeks ago at Church at the Grove for local pastors and church planters. Mike leads Northstar Church in Kennesaw, GA. Northstar is one of the leaders in the area of community ministry. We think you will be challenged and encouraged as your listen to part 2 of Mike's message.

If you missed part one of Mike's message please click here.


Episode 8 - Why is Community Ministry Important? (Guest: Mike Linch)

March 8, 2017

On March 2nd, 2017 Church at the Grove hosted a leadership event for other pastors and church planters in our community with Mike Linch. Mike is the pastor of Northstar Church and he joins the podcast for a special leadership message on community ministry. Mike and the church he leads are incredible at serving and reaching their local community. We know that you will be challenged and encouraged by Mike's teaching. 


Episode 7 - Scripture and Translations

March 1, 2017

Russ and Nathan sit down and discuss the importance of reading God's Word. They also explain and recommend translations of the Bible. You will also be encouraged as they share briefly how you can know that the Word of God is reliable and accurate. 

Reading Plans Mentioned:


Bible in One Year


Resources Mentioned in Episode:

The Case for Christ

Evidence that Demands a Verdict

More than a Carpenter





Episode 6 - Next Gen Trends and Our Mission

February 22, 2017

Sit down with Russ Butcher, Brandon Stubbs, Pat Hardin, and Tyler Cloud for a discussion about reaching the next generation with the gospel of Jesus. They talk about upcoming trends in youth culture and how that informs the way we approach students and teens today.


Episode 5 - Marriage Matters

February 15, 2017

While Nathan Boyd is traveling out of the country, Shane Smith sits in and talks with Russ Butcher about marriage. The passing of another Valentine's Day is a good cue to reflect on God's plan for marriage and romance, and what we can do to best enjoy those gifts.


Episode 4 - Multiply

February 8, 2017

Nathan and Russ talk about the importance of multiplication, and before you unsubscribe we aren't talking algebra. We are talking about multiplying groups, services, and churches. Healthy things grow and healthy growth always has multiplication. 

Listen as Russ and Nathan share about why Social Circle recently went to two services on Sunday morning. They also share about the future of Church at the Grove and what a third campus might look like. 

Join us for episode 4 of Beyond Sundays Podcast

p.s. Congrats Laurie Hester for being the big winner for the Dinner and a Movie Giveaway!! Congrats!


Episode 3 - Talk About What You Love

February 1, 2017

Every day we spend our time talking about these things that we love the most. For some, it might be sports, for others it might be food. Some people love to talk about business while others talk about entertainment news. Whatever your topic of conversation might be one thing is clear, you talk about the things that you love. 

In this podcast, Russ and Nathan unpack the importance of evangelism. While intimidating for many, Russ and Nathan break down this topic and share practical easy ways that you can share your faith. Don't miss our on Episode 3 - Talk About What You Love.

Also, as a special bonus, be sure to listen to the entire podcast for your chance to win a dinner and movie gift card set. 


Episode 2 - Don’t Die Alone

January 25, 2017

One of the core values of Church at the Grove is "You Can't Do Life Alone." God created all of us for a relationship, relationship with God and relationships with others. Listen to this week's podcast to hear about the importance of community and how you can get plugged into a group.

For a copy of our Spring Community Group Catalog, click here. 

For more information on Community Groups or to learn about which group would be a good fit for you and your family, please e-mail Shane Smith at shane@churchatthegrove.com